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Frankenstein meets the sleepwalker

13 May 2019

An 1831, third (first illustrated) edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a version that not only contained a new introduction but added a new chapter to that famous work, sold for £2800 in a Norfolk sale.

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More Lowestoft at Keys includes rare inkwell

06 May 2019

Keys’ fine sale on July 24-26 will include more examples of porcelain from the local Lowestoft factory.

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Dearth of dedicated sales but rich pickings still emerge at multi-discipline auctions

06 May 2019

While dedicated sales of English and Continental ceramics are rarer beasts in the saleroom calendar these days, the traditional mixed-discipline regional sales are a repository for plenty of material from the main factories of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Lowestoft pug, an undiscovered melody by Elgar and Russian avant-garde art

25 March 2019

With estimates from £150-15,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Lowestoft rarities emerge at Keys in Aylsham

18 March 2019

The March Fine Sale at Keys in Aylsham, the first since a management buyout, includes both a group of Lowestoft rarities and pieces by other factories.

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Affordable art: Three works priced under £900 in regional auctions including a David Bates view of the Wye

18 February 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £900, including a David Bates view of the Wye.

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Auction house Keys plans for future after split from parent company

14 January 2019

Norfolk auction house Keys has marked the end of its 65th year in business by gaining independence from its estate agency parent company.

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‘A quite extraordinary day’ as sleeping Asian bronzes bring multi-estimate sums in regions

10 December 2018

Two under-catalogued Sino-Tibetan bronzes illuminated the regional saleroom scene with multi-estimate sums in the final days of November.

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £650 including a David Jagger portrait

23 October 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £650 and three upcoming lots offered the next week.

‘Big Top’ lots: Four circus-related collectables up for sale this autumn

16 October 2018

It is not often that you get the chance to bid for your very own circus. But auction house Roseberys is offering just that. A handmade model of a circus is among the remarkable circus-related items up at auction this autumn. Here ATG selects four highlights.

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Dangerous and hard to find: Rigby Graham’s 'The Casquets'

24 September 2018

This linocut comes from one of just 30 copies of Rigby Graham’s 'The Casquets… the most dangerous Channel Islands' issued by the Brewhouse Press in 1972.

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Orkney story emerges in Norfolk auction

10 September 2018

One of the harder titles in the New Naturalist series to find today is RJ Berry’s Natural History of Orkney.

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Rare Beano annual – without Dennis the Menace – offered at auction in Norfolk

24 August 2018

A Beano annual, made before the famous character Dennis the Menace was introduced, is to be auctioned in Norfolk next week.

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Wyndham wakes in Norfolk

02 July 2018

Some 240 lots in a recent two-day book sale in Norfolk came from the library of local authors and collectors David and Patricia Cory, with science fiction, fantasy, ghost stories and crime fiction very much in evidence.

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Saleroom selection: Three pictures under £1000

07 May 2018

Three modestly valued works at regional sales.

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Carrington shows her touch of tinsel

23 April 2018

In the early 1920s, the artist Dora Carrington (1893-1932) began creating a series of foil glass paintings.

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Saleroom selection: Three works at regional salerooms below £500

16 April 2018

Three more modestly valued works drawing attention at regional sales

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Marine diploma group passes Norfolk sale test

05 March 2018

More than 100 paintings owned by the Royal Society of Marine Artists were dispersed in a Norfolk auction.

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Of Mice and Men and Biggles

12 February 2018

Michael Rothenstein’s illustration of Lennie Small and George Millon, the Californian migrant workers whose story is told in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, formed both the jacket illustration and the frontispiece (shown below) to the 1927, first UK edition.

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Sailroom art – important collection of British marine art goes under the hammer

29 January 2018

More than 100 paintings owned by the Royal Society of Marine Artists are to be sold at auction in Norfolk.

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